The final stage on Sunday ended with a brutal 2.8-kilometer ascent to Alto do Malháo. The final climb featured an average gradient of over 8% and the team looked to launch Rob Britton or Sepp Kuss up the road for the stage victory. Unfortunately, the battle for the general classification was hotly contested and on the technical run-in to the final ascent the team lost position. Despite not taking a stage victory, the team rode well and looks forward to continuing its European campaign at the Volta ao Alentejo (UCI 2.1) February 22 – 26.
Colin Joyce returns to the peloton after receiving instructions from the team car